Is Erling Haaland the man to save Manchester City European dream?

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Manchester City has announced the official signing of the Borussia Dortmund goal poacher Erling Haaland at 75 million Euros. Still, the question that lingers among football fanatics is whether he will be able to deliver the citizens the champions league trophy after missing out last year to Chelsea in the finals and the semi-finals to Real Madrid.

Manchester city has successfully conquered the English premier league for the last decade but has failed to win the champions league trophy. The team has spent over 1.2 billion Euros to rebuild. This time around, they were eliminated due to a lack of goal-scoring sharpness, where they missed goal-scoring opportunities. In return, they were punished by Real Madrid forward world-class players, e.g., Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.

Haaland had good scoring opportunities at Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, but he came into the European glory after a superb first-half hat-trick on his debut in September 2019. He went ahead and scored five goals in his first champions league group stages, left for Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window, and scored 28 goals in 22 league games. Pep hasn’t played a typical number 9 since the departure of Sergio Kun Aguero and Haaland may be the missing piece in Pep’s team.

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